You might be aware that we’re not running a Love Arts Festival in 2019. We’re taking a year off to reflect and work out what next for Love Arts.
Some of you came to the excellent Think-In in January. For those of you who didn’t, we want to make sure we listen to your ideas. So we are inviting everyone to tell us their thoughts via a Survey Monkey:
You can keep updated on what’s going on by checking out the Love Arts blog, where you’ll see a selection of images that sum up some of the things that were said at the Think In.
We’re having another Think In in March – we’ll let you know all about it soon.
Our next event is coming soon!
A chance to try out some creative workshops and find out more about the Swarthmore Centre.
Swarthmore is a brilliant, accessible and welcoming place. And they do loads of creative courses. Come along to find out more and to try out something you might not have done before.
There’ll be knitting and stitching in the cafe – happening all afternoon. And printing and creative writing. Numbers for these workshops are limited so when you arrive, get your name on the list.
Lunch provided! The event is for Arts & Minds members. But all welcome – you can join us on the day.
See you there!
Swarthmore Taster Day
Tuesday 19th February 12 – 4pm
Swarthmore Education Centre
2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds LS3 1AD
Let us know you are coming! Tell us on Facebook or email us at [email protected]
We are delighted to announce that we are able to give 5 grants of £1000 to mental health services in Leeds to do a creative project in 2019.
If you work or volunteer for an LYPFT service and want to do an arts project, this is the opportunity for you. All we need if for you to fill out the application form. 5 services in Leeds will be awarded a grant to do a creative project in 2019.
Your project needs to involve people who use LYPFT services participating in some form of creative activity (anything from photography to drama, creative writing, dance, singing, music etc) and include them in the planning.
Need some inspiration? Look at our creative pathways guide on our website https://artsandmindsnetwork.org.uk/creative-pathways/
To apply, download the APPLICATION FORM fill it out and email it back to us. Do read all the guidance below.
We recommend that you discuss your idea with us. Contact us on 0113 262 3128
(Mon – Thurs) or email [email protected]
The image above is from a previous Creative Grant funded project – involving service users at the Mother & Baby Unit using photography.
Framework and Guidance
The document sets out a framework for grants for creative projects taking place within the services of Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT).
Our aim is to support the arts as part of recovery, inclusion and well being. The fund is one way in which we hope to support and encourage artistic and creative initiatives led by people who receive and work in health and social care settings.
4: Criteria for applications
Applications can be made by organisations, or individuals, and planning to work with LYPFT services and should meet these criteria:
5: Role of the endorser
The endorser for an application to the Arts and Minds fund has the responsibility for:
If the endorser fails to ensure that the applicant adheres to the criteria set out in the guidance they will not be able to act as an endorser for any future applications.
6: What the fund can be used for
The fund can be used to enable service users, carers and staff to participate in a creative project in any media (eg. writing, photography, drama, dance, music)
Examples of what can be applied for are as follows:
This is not an exhaustive list, and all applications will be considered.
7: How much can be applied for
Grants of up to £1000. You must contribute an additional £100.
8: How are decisions made?
9: Outcomes of Applications
We will notify applicants by email of the outcome of their application as soon as possible after we have made a decision.
10: Responsibilities of successful applicants
Happy New Year!
Christmas is over, to the relief of some and chagrin of others. And the new year is a good time to think about doing something different. This season’s newsletter is full of that sort of thing. Download it by clicking on the link below!
To be brief, there are a few dates for your diary:
Mon 14th January, 4pm – Body, Image & Minds exhibition at Leeds Central Library
Mon 14th January, 5pm – Culture Club Meeting at John Lewis
Tues 22nd January, 1pm – Love Arts Think In at Leeds City Museum
Thurs 24th January, 12pm – Arts & Health Network Launch at Room 700
Mon 4th February, 2pm – Connect & Create at the Tetley
All the details about these events can be found in the newsletter!
See you soon hopefully!
Linda, Tom & Jane.
We’ve started a new monthly meet up!
Connect & Create meets on the first Monday afternoon of every month at the Tetley. The aim is to get together with other like-minded, creative people. We want you to share ideas, be artistic, and find out about all the great things going on in Leeds.
Every month we’ll have:
Sharing – a chance for you to bring along a piece of artwork or some writing – or a song or a dance and share it with an enthusiastic group of Arts & Minds members
Discussion – we’ll choose an important topic and gather a group to talk about it. It could be a new idea, or an event that’s coming up we need help with – or something completely different.
Creative Space – every month a new volunteer will try out a different creative workshop. No skills necessary, just have a go.
We’ll also have the Arts & Minds team on hand to answer your questions, and plenty of leaflets and brochures with information on lots of different things going on. It’s ideal for people who’ve never been to an Arts & Minds event before – you can find out all about what we do. And we particularly welcome people who’ve had experience of mental health issues.
Join us on
Monday August 6th / September 3rd/ October 1st / November 5th/ December 3rd
Connect & Create
Monday Afternoons, 2 – 4pm
The Learning Studio on Floor 2
Instrumental is a monthly gig night at Inkwell Arts, run by Cloth Cat, Dave Lynch (an Arts & Minds member) and Inkwell.
Every month the team select the best local music acts to perform in the beautiful space. All the proceeds from the door go to paying for music projects in mental health services in Leeds.
For all the latest information on which acts are playing, please check out the Cloth Cat Facebook Page.
Inkwell is a beautiful arts centre converted from the Old Shoulder of Mutton Pub in LS7. The main gallery space is converted into an evening venue with fairy lights, fully functioning bar and ample seating. Audiences can enjoy music close up or from the comfort of the lovely large patio. The bar is stocked with local real ale and other tasty treats and bar snacks.
Where the money goes
All the money from the door goes to paying for art workshops at in-patient mental health hospitals in Leeds, reaching people in serious need of a dose of creativity. A series of music workshops recently occurred at the Newsam Centre in Seacroft. Money made on the bar helps Inkwell keep going as an arts venue, providing art classes and other creative activities and a safe welcoming space for people experiencing mental health difficulties to flourish.
Instrumental is a collaboration between Arts & Minds and Cloth Cat. It started in 2011 when Dave Lynch had an idea for ‘one big gig’. Since then, Instrumental have put on gigs at the Swarthmore Centre, at Leeds University and at Oxjam, busked in Trinity Shopping Centre, run song writing workshops and hosted a mini music festival! The partnership with Inkwell has run for 2 years.
A huge range of Leeds-based acts play at Instrumental: from singer songwriters to well established bands. Some recent highlights include The Roman Empire, Steph Stephenson, Miranda Arieh, Dylan Brierley, Georgette Hilton and Eclectic Sparks. At every gig we try to feature performers who have had personal experience of mental health issues. We are always looking for acts! If you want to perform please email [email protected]